i enjoy all the opinions on the resurection and its interesting to observe how the enemy has divided and weaken people for their lack of knowledge.
The dead shall rise 1st before those who are alive, it is only in protocal and respect that Hashem does this, but it will be an instantanous difference between the two groups.
You must understand that G-d is Jewish and has chosen jewish principles to teach about escatology. The resurection will happen on year 6000 of the earth when ever that is. That day that no man knows is “RSH” Rosh ha Shanna. The day that no man knows is an idiom. If i said turkey day you would know what day i was talking about. a day is as a thousand years, 7 days, 7 thousand years.
you must not stop at 1 th 4:18. 1st th 5:1 and more, shaul is talking about what i am talking about. This day will not overtake you if you understand the jewish teachings. Camping did not understand this and has help make a mockery of those who are ignorant of G-ds teaching.
does anyone on this blog know why Rosh Ha Shana is called “the day that no man knows”? lets see who can understand the basic teachings of judisim which is the vine and not grafted in.
There are 2:
I. The first one - of the righteous
When: Occurs after the Tribulation (last 3 1/2 years of Daniel’s 70th week), after the King of Kings and Lord of Lords comes with His armies from heaven, after the great supper of God, after the beast & the kings of the earth with him who have assembled to make war against Him are thrown into the lake of fire [hell], along with the false prophet, after the armies with him are killed, and after Satan, the serpent of old, is bound. [Revelation 19:11-21; 20:2]
Blessed & holy is the one who has a part in the first resurrection; over these the 2nd death has no power, but they will be priests of God & of Christ & will reign with Him for a 1000 years. [Revelation 20:5]
Who has a part:
1) Old Testament saints [those with the faith of Abraham] - believers in the promised seed [Genesis 12:3]
2) New Testament saints [those with the faith of Abraham] - believers in the promised seed [Galatians 3:8]
The promised seed = Jesus
3) The souls of those who have been beheaded because of the testimoney of Jesus & because of the word of God, & those who have not worshiped the beast or his image, & have not received the mark upon their forehead & upon their hand; they come to life & reign with Christ for 1000 years [Revelation 20:4]
These are Tribulation saints—those who trust in the Lord Jesus during the 3 1/2 years of Daniel’s 70th week, who have been martyred for their faith in Him.
II. The second one - of the dead
When: The rest of the dead that come to life after the 1000 years are completed.
They will stand before a great white throne & Him who sits upon it and be judged from the things which were written in books, according to their deeds. [Revelation 20:11-15]
Their final destination = Revelation 20:14-15